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Will there ever be sandbox things ?

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Will there ever be sandbox things ?

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LordArtemis
01.04.2013 , 11:16 AM | #21
To housing specifically...

I loved SWG housing but didnt care for the sprawl.

In a perfect world my starship would be my house, with a system in place to decorate the interior that is JUST AS POWERFUL as the interior decoration system SWG had.

I hate hooks.

I want to be able to move items around myself, position them as I see fit in the ship. I could spend HOURS working on my house in SWG, Id like to have the ability to do that here.

As for the exterior, what I would like to see is a few different colors and patterns we could use, perhaps special patterns or markings we could earn to apply to the outside of the ship. In the future it would be great to see some physical changes to the outside of the ship as it is upgraded, but colors and patterns are fine for now.

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Wraiven
01.04.2013 , 11:26 AM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Asuka View Post
However in SWTOR they stated long ago that they had no plans for player housing because they fully intended it to be your ship and adding planetary housing is just redundant and unnecessary and impedes travel.
I'm not for or against having player housing, personally. I think it would be great if they did, but if they do not, it will not break the game for me and I will continue to play it with or without it. I just wanted to point out the fact that SWG did in fact have both ship housing and player housing.
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uziforyou
01.04.2013 , 11:30 AM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by chubbywan View Post
Yes I am going here,,,,, galaxies, I wish it felt more user created. Player housing. Player events. More customization of. Features. I feel it's a go to point A now B etc. Even the map gives you a line to follow.
Yeah, and that formula worked out beautifully. The LAST thing SWTOR needs is to be put into the hands of players who can't even decide whether to take a shower or not without causing an uproar.
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Therrak
01.04.2013 , 11:43 AM | #24
There isn't enough "open" world to allow unlimited player housing. Instanced neighborhoods would be fine though.

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Altyrell
01.04.2013 , 12:16 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by Asuka View Post
However in SWTOR they stated long ago that they had no plans for player housing because they fully intended it to be your ship and adding planetary housing is just redundant and unnecessary and impedes travel.
Aye, which would be why if it were to ever, ever happen, it would have to be done in the form of Instanced Apartments

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JacePrysian
01.04.2013 , 12:48 PM | #26
In the perfect situation what I would like to see is either instanced housing right off the street like EQ2, or instanced neighborhoods. The housing system that I'd like to see is like the one EQ2 has, where you can manipulate almost anything. No hooks like LOTRO, please. To me hooks stifle creativity and don't let me make my house my own.

I don't think Bioware/EA really have a clue how much revenue SOE makes off of their EQ2 housing system, between housing items and sets in the cash shop to actual premium homes that you can purchase. I know it won't happen this year. Right now Bioware/EA needs to focus on getting their numbers up a little, but then they should shoot for sustainability, like player housing etc.
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MarkoJinn
01.04.2013 , 01:14 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by Eurynamous View Post
Tatooine has a nice big empty desert... Jokes aside.

What elements of sandbox gameplay do you think would fit in the current model of this game? Saying you want sandbox gameplay is nice, but you're not defining it at all.
How about pazaak in the casinos on Nar Shadaa? Or some pod racing on Tatooine or wherever? Or some ship personalization/customization...

And since you mention Tatooine's large desert if it was really a sandbox there would be no "turn back exhaustion area" messages on the screen...
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kamed
01.04.2013 , 01:18 PM | #28
I hope so.

Not sure how devs would implement this, but it would be friggin awesome if I could get a Skyrise penthouse or apartment in the faction homeworlds and Nar Shaddaa with new housing items and leagacy features I can unlock with more credits and cartel coins.

I mean it would almost be like the player ship, but with actually housing and amenities of a home.

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MarkoJinn
01.04.2013 , 01:20 PM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Arkerus View Post
Sandbox WHAT? Everyone always says that "sandbox elements" will save this game. Be more specific. Nothing just saves the games. Its specific ideas that help drive a game, not BS forum posts.
Here is a specific idea... Pazaak and pazaak torunaments. They could be PVP and/or PVE there could be title for those who win on different planets. The obvious place would be Nar Shadaa but there could be more. Gambling has always been attractive to people otherwise cities like Las vegas would not exist....
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Crip
01.04.2013 , 01:21 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by Lent_San View Post
I sure hope there'll be sandbox elements in the future. I don't really like the whole theme park thingy, but it' s where we're at now.
Il second this.